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Nancy Cartwright on Hunting Causes

Hunting Causes and Using Them: Approaches in Philosophy and Economics, Nancy Cartwright. Cambridge University Press, 2008, x + 270 pages.

Judea Pearla1

a1 University of California, Los Angeles

Judea Pearl is Professor of Computer Science and Statistics at UCLA. He conducts research in artificial intelligence, human cognition and philosophy of science, and is the author of Heuristics (1984), Probabilistic Reasoning (1988), and Causality (2000, 2nd edn 2009). He received the Lakatos Award from the LSE in 2002, and the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Computer and Cognitive Science in 2008.

Footnotes

Portions of this review are extracted from the 2nd edition of my book Causality (2009).